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field live in san francisco where a new police chief will be sworn in today despite emotion and indictment. i will explain straight ahead. >> in san jose more than a hundred officers are told that their yobs could be gone in a matter of the months. >> i am janelle wang live in burlinggame. your next cup of coffee may cost you more and give you a rush you don't like. the story coming up. >> a live look from the roof cam here. beautiful morning shaping up and sunrise here in 15 minutes and it will lead to a mild day and we have a cooling trend for the weekend. >> we have a delayy for mass transit. we'll have all of the detailing coming up. >> golden sunshining on mike nicco. >> as it should be. >> thank you soy much for joining us. >> top story this morning, san francisco will have a new
police chief and he may be new to the position but chances are you have heard his name over the years. >> and he has a long history here. some of it is checkered but manages to keep landing on his feet. he is currently the captain of the bay view station and very popular in that neighborhood. suhr is known for working along side the communitiee neighborings. suhr was indicted in 2002 for allegedly trying to cover up four off duty cops fighting over fajitas. that was dropped and he was criticized for not reporting a domestec violence matter that involved a female friend. she said he saved her life. >> i think it is a good move by mayor lee and the rest. .
they will hold back and wait until the new mayor was going to address this. it is low points and his career came back to life. suhr had been demoted under the previous chief and she put him in charge of securing the city's water. but suhr has ridden the wave calmly and quite popular in the haul of just. he is expected to be sworn in later this morning. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield. abc news. >> hundreds of san jose city workers have been told they may not have jobs in june. they are issuing 600 pink slips and part of an effort to
close the deficit. san jose cannot avoid the lay offs and he said fewer workers will be let go if they agree to 10 percent cut in pay and benefits. low priority crimes may not be investigated. >> lauren county agreed to pay to settle a lawsuit filed by a 66 year old man repeatedly tased in his own home by sheriff deputies. >> stop resisting. wood acres residents sued for excessive force. paramedics came to his home after he fell in called them. he had been drinking and threatened to shoot himself. he was tased for resisting arrest. >> the pg&e said 34 miles of gas pipe line are incorrectly listed as seemless.
pg&e records show that the pipe line that caused the deadly explosion in san bruno was listed as seemless when in fact it had wielded seems. pg&e sent a letter to say regulators vealing the 34 miles of pipe line was installed before 1974 before they had seemless pipe. >> the utility plan to test with high pressure water this year in hopes of uncovering problems. >> feona mawill present a bill bill forraphy parties held onitate upon're properties. two people were kill five others hospitalized in a rave in the cow palace last may. a month later a 15 year old girl died and 120 people were hospitalized after going to a rave in the la county
colsiium. there must be established guidelines before a large event can be hosted onitate property. >> this is the worst possible time of day to tell you the price of coffee is going up. janelle wang joins us with that story. >> terry, first prices went up in the gas pump and grocery tore and coffee shop. gas prices are at a 34 year high. local coffee shops plan to raise prices from 15-25 cents and a bag of coffee went up a dollar. this week coffee beans surpassed three dollars a pound that. is more than doubled from last spring. rains have damaged crops in columbia to kenya and increased demand for coffee from countries like china and india and a growing taste for premium coffee, basically too little coffee in a world that
wants more. >> would you still drink coffee if the prices were higher? >> yes. and it depends on how high it goes. sure, i would continue to drink it. >> yes, probably. but i don't buy it here. >> i am going across the street to the doughnut shop and it is 80 cents a cup less. >> relief may not come soon. it is expected to take a year for the coffee ply to catch up for demand and most people we spoke with. higher prices are not going to change anything. it is like the price of gas leann. you have to fill up and prices of food and need to eat and a lott of people say it is a habit that is hard to break. live in burlinggame. abc sennews. >> janlele, thank you for the news. >> news. >> just news, maybe mike can
sousten the news with the great weather. >> if you liked yesterday, you will like today. clear skies and temperatures in the low 50s. and 53 in antiac and everybody else in the mid-to upper 40s. we are seeing the wind and the 24 hour temperature change not much. we are five degrees warmer in fairfield . will not notice one or two degrees on either side. we are calm in livermore and nevada and santa rosa and brisk at 16 . fairfield southwest wind at 17 miles per hour . by the afternoon hours. sunshine and high clouds and temperatures close to average . warmest weather at cent and atantioc 71 degrees. we'll have upper 60s and mid-to upper 60s on the south bay. upper 50s to low 60s on the coast in san francisco and also richmond . around the bay.
59 in monterey. and santa cruz . cent in morgan hill. look at the 7-day forecast. breeze comes in from lass las and drops our temperatures eight degrees . winds will taper on friday and it will be warmer saturday, sunday and monday and tuesday. >> we do still have an accident-free area roadway right now. no delays if you are getting ready to leave your house and commute. >> we have a bart delay. 10 minute delay in lafayette. that is due to an equipment problem on the track. we'll go outside look at interstate 80 and heading in the berkeley area . head lites move westbound and all the way to the maze and then in the bay bridge toll plas a. no delays on the san mateo bridge . tercompetent kristen. >> thanks a lot.
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>> talking about a quool cooler and warm yer whatever it is you like. you will like the forecast coming up. we have a developing news in afghanistan. six coaligservice members were killed by an afghan army officer in a kabul airplane. it happened after a dispute. nato will not disclose the nationality of the troops killed. cnn reports that all of them are americans. the shooter was an afghan officer who was a military pilot for 20 years. >> following developing news out of washington d.c.. president obama will hold a new's conference and he will address the ongoing controversy over his birthplace. he is expected to release his birth certificate. we found this.
white house website posted this birth certificate showing that he was born in honolulu, hawaii . that will be coming live from the white house. depane at 6:45 a.m.. and we'll carry it live. stay tuned. abc news announced that president obama will name former monterey congressman panetta has the defense secretary. if confirmed by the senate he will be replaced by robert gates. it is part of the shuffle. petraeus would take over as ca director. he would take over the sky sigh less than a year after president obama assigned him to commanted the military effort in afghanistan. >> big news in the financial world.
chairman ben bernanke will meet with reporters. it is the first time that the chairman has set up regular meetings with the press. and chairman ben bernanke may make headlines as well and may give an indication when interest rates are heading back up again. it will not be long before that happens. >> doctors and nurses hope you can help them identify a patient who is at san jose general hospitals for two weeks. this man remain in fair condition but unable to give them his name. he was found on rich land avenue on april senth or april lenth . the man is in his 50 five foot four and weighs 150 pounds. if you can identify him you are asked to call san francisco hospital. >> here's something for everybody in the forecast. >> we have sunshine for you and breezy and sunshine and warmer temperatures to your neighborhoods, too.
it may take the weekend before it gets here. good morning, can you see the sun that is about to come up and look at the mount. you can see the haze forming . thick fog none. not a big problem this morning. talking the temperatures, they are at the coldest temperatures like the 42 in santa rosa and 40 in napa and everybody else in the mid-to upper 40 freemont it is 50 . we'll have mid-to upper 40 in the monterey bay. gilray 40 and highs 40s and close to average. cooling wednesday and they are so fast they blow out in time for a warming trend . we'll have temperatures cent . everybody else in the upper 60s . we'll have low to mid-60s and upper 60s for you . breezy conditions in the cost and half moon bay at 58 . near 60 downtown san francisco
. mid-to upper 60s in the north bay valleys and could touch cent. and 10-15 degrees cooler in the beaches . low to mid-60s on the east bay shore and freemont the warmer spots . pets pits andantioc near cent and everybody else near 60 and around the monterey bay. 60 . 10 degrees cooler in monterey and carmel . morgan hill around 71 degrees. tonight, dry and clean and air once again and calm in the low to mid-40s . the winds will start to pick up tomorrow and in response to the low. you can see it moving through the gulf of alaska and pushing the high out of the way. it will arrive the jet stream right in the neighborhood and we will get the tail end of it. and the bulk of the energy moving in the pacific northwest and notice all of the rain and green in the snow that at as to the north.
we'll get to the tail end and means the wind and temperature drop of four-six degrees. once they relax friday, temperatures will be back where we are today and saturday, and sunday and monday and tuesday, low 60s on the coast . mid-to upper 70s in our neighborhood. have a great day and here's megan with an update. >> it is quiet for our wednesday morning commute. we have a 10 minute bart delay. this is in the pittsburgh bay point due to an equipment problem on the track . our slowest drive time is westbound and making your way out ofantioc to concorde . looking good in the pass on the westbound 580 and 25 minutes to take your way. go outside for a live look in walnut creek. this is near the north main exit.
no delays heading in the valley. you are 24 westbound commute and the tunnel about 10 minutes . bay bridge toil plas a. metering lights and no delays making your way in san francisco and commuting in the south bay this morning, it is it a live look at san jose and 17 overcrossing and nice in the downtown area. latest traffic updates and drive times, go to our website . clickk on the traffic linkk. kristen. >> thanks a lot, megan. ac transit is holding a hearing to aloww the public to comment on a plan to increase fairs. it would lead to more ledgical and equitable fairs and predictable fair increases over the next 10 years. ac transit will use the comments to prepare for a recommendation on the hearing. any fair changes could go in affect august 1st. what the key to more
day if you like. how about 70 degrees. >> like yesterday. >> inland . we have changes that mike may talk about. all in your tropics this wednesday morning. >> this morning, hackers have stolen sensitive personal data from 70 million play station gamers and would cost sony billion to fix. forcing sony to shut it down . it was down. address and billing histories and birthdays . companies not ruling out the possibility that credit card numbers were stolen. there are no reports of credit car fraud yet. >> what is the key to productive employees. is it higher play or better benefits? apparently it is food.
57 percent believe that free food would make them work harder. >> i wonder if a salary increase was on. >> make you happier at work and no one said pile a 20 on your deck. >> is that an option . >> 6:30. and they will insure the crimes may not even get investigated in the near future. >> old idea gets a new look and the transit system that is running a lot later. >> san francisco will get a new police chief today. does he have local experience or represent the good old boy network. you decide coming up next. >> flight delays developing on the eastern sea board . departures and baltimore and filly and new york x. flight tracker has
lin to the bell. the update coming up. >> developing news from washington d.c.. where president obama is now just 15 minutes away from a news conference this morning. he's expected to talk about the longg-running controversy over the birth certificate and whether he was born in the united states. within the last hour, the white behite posted a copy of the president's birth certificate and printed it out . it is on honolulu7:24 at night and he's trying to quash the birther controversy of his political oppons who believe he was not born in the u.s.. we'll go live to the president's press conference. donald trump is holding his own news conference and if you are familiar with the birther controversy, he's raising issues over president obama's
true birthplace and talking right now. can we linn to him. >> you have to decide what gives you the authority. and i am going to look at it and many others are going to look at it. obviously they will have to make a decision because it is amazing that all of the sudden it materializes, but i hope it is the right deal, i am sure and hope it is the right deal . we have to lookk at it and experts will look at it and i am really happy and honestly very proud i was able to bring this to a point. clintons during their campaign weren't and all of the other people who talked about it for years weren't and i am honored by this. next question. >> that is donald trump saying he's proud and hopored for the role he played to get the white house to release the
obama birth certificate and donald trump regular been coy and many people thinking he might the republican presidential race. obama's press conference is set to begin at 6:45. >> and san francisco mayor will make a long awaited announcement for the police chief. abc's senamy hollyfield yoins us from the haul - hall of justice. >> the mood is celebrated. they are writing positive comments on the facebook page. cops here in the hall of justice and out on the treats really like greg suhr. people praise him for his calm nature and the community outreach he does. the mayor praised suhr him as machine who rose up from cop to captain. he's had low points including
a indictment for allegedly obstructing justice after off duty cops got in a fight. that was dropped and city leaders have moved on. >> the news is popular in the department. i believe he will hit the ground running quite well and i know it will probably lift, if there are pockets of poor morale, he will help to lift that. >> the former chief gasconis a supporter of suhr. he promoted him and put him in charge of securing the water supply. that move came after suhr department immediately report a domestic violence report involving a female friend of his. he later said suhr helped to save her life. suhr has been serving as captain of the bay view district. he's very popular in that neighborhood.
the police veteran is expected to be sworn in at 10:00 in city hall. amy hollyfield. abc sennews. >> pink sleeps are sent to more than 600 san jose workers . the city tries to close a 1000 million budget short fall. they may be demoted to lower paying ranks. there are some minor crimes that may never get investigated. overall according to the murkry news, the city could lose nine percent of the police course in the first city lay off in history. there has to be a different way to balance the budget. >> there is no reason for us to lay people off at the same time and having folks to retire in the early 50 fire department and receiving six figure benefits for the rest of their lives. that is not sustainable.
>> city officials say there are few choices left with san jose facing the 10th straight year of budget deficits drin by employee cost. mayor chuck reed said if all employees agreed to cut the pay and benefits by 10 percent they would have to lay off workers. >> a 24 year old residents of the converted single family home on st. andrew's place was beaten to death by his 28 year old roommate last night. the killing followed an argument. the suspect is under arrest but last word said was not booked on charges. >> third time in 13 years a's and raiders will play in a new named colsiium. it will be call will
overtock.comcolsium. they're expected to approve a naming rights deal with overstock.com. the retailer will pay 1.2 million a year over the course of the six year deal. half of the money goes to the raiders and the other 600,000 goes to the stadium authority. >> bart is presenting a plan for the transit agency board of directors tomorrow. they are reporting that the demonstration proyect proposes running two additional trains 30 machines apart and last one departing at 1:00 a.m. on saturday morning. the extra trains would serve all 44 stayings and to protect the amount of downtime needed for maintenance. saturday morning service will begin at 7:00 a.m.. late night service could get a six month try out beginning in september. >> mike is talking about a nice warming trend and not in the immediate, immediate future but soon enough. >> the week woke soon enough for you, mike?
>> i think so. everybody is looking to the weekend and looking to warmer weather . i hope you enjoy it. radar shows high pressure still eating the high clouds as they make their way to the neighborhood . low clouds developing on the cost. it is not a big, big deal. we are in the low to mid-40s and even 50 around san francisco and oakland andantioc . by noon, a long line if you are going to an out door cafe. and down in san jose and low to mid-60s in the inland valleys and we'll be in the mid-to upper 60s by 6:00 . down to san jose. upper 50s for half moon bay and san francisco. only problem with being outside. polen. amounts of tree polen and accu-weather 7-day forecast. dry cold front pushes through tomorrow and drops our
temperatures four-six degrees. once they taper, we'll add warmth for saturday all the way to thursday and calm conditions and a lot of sunshine. >> here is megan with a new crash. and we have a new crash involving four cars and westbound 80 at cutting right now . the middle lane is blocked and emergency crews are on the scene. and heading to the berkeley area . headlights move westbound and to the maze about 23 minutes. once you reach the bay ridge toll plasa. merting lights are turned on to the 880 overcrossing. if you are commuting through the north bay live look at 101. these tail lights move southbound . drive time from thren to 580 is 10 empty once you meet the golden gate bridge it is a beautiful right from san francisco to salsalito .
this is with 101 in the 880 overcrossing and nice and making your way out of the morgan hill and heading up the peninsula. it is out of thantioc to concorde. we have speeds below 20 miles per hour x. terry and kristen. >> 6:39 right now. >> trading underway in wall street. we have a live report. we don't have the big board to show you now. but we'll have the latest in the trading when we come back. >> also, are we addicted in how attached we are to the smart phones. >> good morning, practice makes perfect. westminister abbey was the scene of a dress rehearsal. i will have all . royal details coming up.
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giffords who was hot in tus son. and apple is out with news that a lott of iphone fans have been waiting for. >> and there is a morning job report. >> and a couple of things from apple. there it is apple store and fifth in manhattan is the only one. apple by the way peeking out over the controversy of the tracking. apple doesn't track iphone location and keeps a database. and soft ware bug keeps it. first time apple has addressed this. >> higher start here . this morning we are earnings
from boeing . that's how we look so far today. >> how about a water bottle made from plants? coca-cola is doing that for desani bottles. we'll go to a live report in the white house. >> it is a surprise announcement. earlier this hour the white house released the long form birth certificate born in hawaii. two years ago a copy was released. it all that was needed to be released and today in a surprise, the president has released the full long form birth certificate after it was released to him by the state of the hawaii. we will go to jake tapper. the white house maintained so long it was not necessary. >> that's right. president obama told aids he was sick of it being a
distraction and wanted to talk about the priorits of the whitit and versus the questions of the republicans and it came up on television and in brews about his birth certificate and whether or not there is proof that he was born in this country. they released three years ago his short form certificate of live birth. but with the private attorney returning from hawaii with a copy of the original long form birth certificate the president hopes to put it to bed and what the debate said about the politics and budget and two wars in libya and whether or not it is it a debate worthy of the american people. >> one of the most prominent voices is donald trump. he landed in new hampshire and gave a press conference and took credit and he said this
is what he called for. he upons to check the actual birth certificate. he think its is a good move and he will be boosted by this. jake, you have as well. the long form matches the hort form. we'll go to the president right now. >> let me comment first of all, on the fact that i can't get the networks to break in on all other kinds of discussion. i am lining to say it is amazing that he is not talking about national security. i would not have the networks break if if i was talking about that, chuck and you continue. as many of you have been briefed. we provided additional information today about the site of my birth. now, this issue has been going on for two, two and half years
now and i think it started in the campaign. i have to say over the last two and half years, i have watched with bemusement. i have been puzzled at the degree to which this thing kept on going. we've had every official in hawaii, democrat and republican, every new's outlet that has investigated this confirm that yes, i was in fact born in hawaii august 4th, 1961 in the kelani hospital. we posted certifiation begin by the state of hawaii for everybody to see. people have provided affidavits that they have seen this birth certificate and yet this thing just keeps on going.
now normally i would not comment on something like this because there is a lot of stuff wirling in the press on any given day and i have other thing to do. but two weeks ago, when the republican house had put forward a budget that will have huge consequences potentially to the country and when i gave a speech about my budget, and how i felt that we needed to invest in education and infrastructure and making sure we had a strongg safety net for our seniors, even as we are closing the deficit, during that entire week, the dominant new's story was not about huge monumental choices we have to make about the it was about my birth certificate and that was true on most news outlets that are represented here.
so i want to make a larger point here, we've got enormous challenges out there. there is a lot of the folks out there looking for work . everybody is still suffering under high gas prices. we are going to have to make a series was very difficult decisions about how we investigate in - invest in our future and get ahold of our deficit and debt and how to do it in a balanced way. this will generate huge and serious debates and important debates and there are fierce disagreements and that is good. that's how democracy is supposed to work and i am confident that the american people and america's political leaders can come together in a bipartisan way and solve these problems. we always have. but we're not going to be able
to do it if we are distracted. we are not going to be able to do it if we spend time vilifying each other and we will not be able to do it if we just make stuff up . pretend that facts are not facts. we are not going to be able to sov solour problems if we are distracted by side shows and carnival barkers . we live in a serious time right now and we have the potential to deal with the issues that we confront in a way that will make our kid and grand kid exercise grand kids proud. i have every confidence that america in the 21st century will come out on toop like we always have. but we will have to get serious to do it i know there will be a segment of people
for which no matter what we put up, this issue will not be put to rest. but i am speaking to the vast majority of the american people and to the press. we do not have time for this kind of silliness. we have better stuff to do. i have better stuff to do. we have big problems to solve and i am confident we can solve them but we are going to have to focus on them and not on this. thanks, very much. >> president obama saying he hopes that he puts this entire issue to rest and saying we don't have time for this silliness and important challenges to express. the president explaining why after the calls for two and half years, the president decided to get the long form from hawaii released. jake he seemed to chide those of us in the press and
carnival barkers for raising the issue . >> yes, that's right. he said political leaders are up to the challenges and employment and gas prices . it is not going to happen or rise to the challenge if we get distracted by side shows and carnival barkers. it was directly chastising of the people who bring up the issue that has been a nonissue for several years, but also to us in the media for not doing our yob and focusing on the serious issues facing the country. two weeks ago in the budget debate, the dominant issue was not on the budget debate but rather than on the birth certificate issue. >> the president making it clear that is the last he will say on the issue. he walked out. and you can look at the birth certificate on abcnews.com. we'll have more on gma coming
up and world news with diane sawyer tonight. i am george stephanopolis. >> we'll have more at listen o'clock this morning, president obama's announcement releasing the birth certificate. you can find it on abcnews.com. and edward lee naming the new police chief. amy hole field has more on more on the man who had seen his share of controversy. >> i spoke with a captain that tells me suhr is a well respected leader and he will energize the officers here. hoe can't wait to get to work today. greg surf -- greg suhr was named in a wrongful death lawsuit and indict demoted but mayor edlee was for what he has done for the department.
the indict and lawsuit against him were thrown out . also one chief demoted him, another promoted him. he's had highs and lows and ridden the waves calmly. that calm demeanor will help him to become a good chief. live in san francisco, amy hollyfield, abc sennews. >> thank you very much. the sun is out and we'll talk to mike about the weather. >> starting with our current conditions. 50 in freemont and low 40s around napa and santa rosa . los lag gos. today like yesterday upper 50ots coast and breezy around san francisco and richmond. we had mid-to upper 60s . upper 60s and low cents in the north bay . we'll look at the accu-weather senday forecast. cool breezes from alaska and drop four or six degrees. we'll return the warmth and
calm conditions over the weekend. megan. >> westbound 80. a earlier crash had the lanes blocked and the drive time about 25 minutes and what to do when you reach the bay bridge toll plas a. feeder lights have been turned back on . so about a 15 minute wait time and head into san francisco. everything else looking good and no delays in mass transit. >> amazing number of golden sunshine shops this morning. they were fantastic. and back at sen:24. stay tuned with good morning america right now with a live west coast edition . show addressing the appreciate the easy days, are what keep me coming back for more. [goat sounds] and the customer says, on the carpet." what? gonna be difficult. don't tell me about a dog. a day care full of kids, house chickens. call a day's work. call 1-800-steemer